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Birth To Five Screening Clinics For Kaskaskia Special Education District Scheduled

A free screening clinic for children from birth to five years of age is being offered by the Kaskaskia Special Education School District 801 and early intervention providers in the KSED service area in March and April.

In Washington County, there is a clinic scheduled in Oakdale on Monday, March 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. (call (618) 329-5292 to contact Oakdale School), and at Nashville Elementary School on Friday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 12  p.m. (call (618) 327-4303 to contact Nashville Primary School).

The clinics includes checks of infant-toddler language development, motor coordination, and social skills.

Preschool-aged children are also screened for preacademic skills, vision, and hearing.

The screenings take approximately 30 minutes, and parents are provided immediate feedback about their children’s performance, as well as information about services for which their children may qualify.

Early intervention, speech/language therapy, Prekindergarten, Head Start, and Early Childhood special education programs are all available free of charge to eligible children.

Participation in the spring screening clinics is an excellent means to enroll children in school district preschool classes and Head Start for next fall when there may be waiting lists for these programs.

The screening clinics are a cooperative effort between local school districts, Ron Daniels, Regional Superintendent of Schools; Child and Family Connections #22, the Kaskaskia Workshop, CCRC Community Link, BCMW Head Start, Washington County Health Department, and the Kaskaskia Special Education District #801.

For more information or for questions, contact Jamie Unger at Kaskaskia Special Education (KSED) at (618) 532-4721, or by email at junger@ksed801.com

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